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Adopted Validation Checklist (February 2018)

The Validation Checklist has been updated following a recent consultation whereby views, opinions and feedback were sought.

Validation Checklist (Jan 2018) (pdf)

Validation Requirements (Consultation): January 2018

Planning applications are submitted on a standard application form and applicants are required to submit information for the validation / assessment of their planning applications. Some of this information is a national requirement for all applications. Councils are also able to request more information for some applications, and these are known as the ‘local requirements’.

The information you will need to submit will depend on the type of application you are making and the nature and scale of the development proposals.

Three Rivers has reviewed its current local list and local information requirements in light of; changes introduced by the government; changes to local policies; and requirements for different types of applications to make sure that the information requested is necessary for a particular scale and type of development.

Each of the individual information requirements has also been reviewed and amended, where necessary, to reflect changes in policy / guidance since it was first adopted.

We will take your views, opinions and feedback on board before confirming and publishing the final version shown below. 

Draft Validation Checklist (Jan 2018).pdf (pdf)

Please submit comments by email to with the subject title ‘Three Rivers Validation Requirements for Planning Applications – Consultation’.

Alternatively you can write to:

TRDC Validation Requirements for Planning Applications – Consultation

Development Management
Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House

Please submit comments by Friday 9 February 2018.

Please note that we are unable to respond to individual responses.


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